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Panthers With a Record if They Don’t Ink a Free Agent in 2011

ESPN’s Pat Yasinskas wrote today an interesting article about the Panthers today in regards to how they don’t go after free agents. As a matter a fact, the team hasn’t inked a free agent in two years, and if they don’t this year, it will be an NFL record.

In the history of free agency, several teams have gone back-to-back offseasons without making a signing. But the Panthers have a chance to make history if they don’t add a free agent this year (and tight end Jeremy Shockey, who was signed before the lockout doesn’t count because he was cut by New Orleans and therefore is not considered a true unrestricted free agent). The Buffalo Bills, from 1999 through 2001 are the only team ever to go three straight seasons without signing a free agent. No team has gone more than three straight seasons without adding a free agent.

It remains to be seen if Richardson will give his team the green light to start signing free agents again once a labor agreement is reached. But, historically, the Panthers were pretty aggressive in free agency before the last two years.

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